I WANT TO BE A STAR
Word is still trickling out of the Michigan GOP convention in April, where the former “mainstream” Republicans discovered there was a “No Longer Welcome” sign out. Besides MAGA-base convention-goers choosing Matt DePerno on the general election ballot for attorney general and Kristina Karamo for secretary of state, they eschewed more establishment candidates for trustee for University of Michigan and Michigan State University, notably former trustees Andrea (Andi) Fischer Newman (U-M) and Melanie Foster (MSU). Both are considered moderate Republicans, and despite Newman’s attempts to “embrace” the faithful, she still failed to receive the nomination. Instead, Trump-endorsed Bloomfield Township oil heiress Lena Epstein, along with Sevag Vartanian of Novi, will be the Republican candidates for U-M trustee. Epstein said from the stage, “In 15 years, I will be POTUS (president of the United States)!” As one GOP insider remarked, she has yet to win an election. Former New York Mayor and Trump attorney/acolyte Rudy Giuliani, was seen keeping close company with Epstein. Rumors were circulating that hizzhoner was paid $250,000 by Epstein to attend, according to a top Republican honcho.